Join fellow library leaders and members of the OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC) at the OCLC Library Futures Conference.

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Lead your communities into the future

Your library is a critical catalyst for the communities you serve, whether students, faculty and researchers, or individuals with wide-ranging needs. But you also interact with related communities within your geography or institution—other departments, funding bodies, and partners. And then there’s your professional community—from local colleagues, to broader networks and organizations, extending to libraries around the world.

How can you provide leadership that creates opportunities for real change? What programs and services will transform the lives of the people and groups you support? What role should the library of tomorrow play, and what should we be doing today to prepare for those contributions?

Learn from library colleagues, OCLC leadership, and experts from outside the library community to:

Exceed user expectations
Meet evolving needs

Create measurable impact
Become indispensable

Lead with technology
Innovate with confidence

Build powerful networks
Achieve more together

Hear why fellow library leaders think that you should attend the Library Futures Conference

Calling all library leaders

This conference was created especially for current and emerging library leaders across all library types—academic and research, public, special, and others. We welcome all staff members from OCLC member libraries who would like to join this strategic discussion around library futures.

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Member-driven programming

The programming and agenda are led by a Program Committee of respected leaders from the Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council, which spans all library types:

Photo: Hubert Krekels


Hubert Krekels

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Photo: Adelaida Ferrer

Vice Chair

Adelaida Ferrer

University of Barcelona, Spain

Photo: Tuba Akbaytürk

Tuba Akbaytürk

Koç University, Turkey

Photo: Poul Erlandsen

Poul Erlandsen

The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library, Denmark

Photo: Sabine Homilius

Sabine Homilius

Frankfurt City Library, Germany

Photo: Stuart Hunt

Stuart Hunt

University of Reading, United Kingdom

Photo: Sarah Hurter-Savie

Sarah Hurter-Savie

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Photo: Mohamed Mubarak

Mohamed Mubarak

Ben Khalifa University, Qatar

Photo: Rocky Ralebipi-Simela

Rocky Ralebipi-Simela

National Library of South Africa, South Africa

Photo: Rupert Schaab

Rupert Schaab

State and University Library Göttingen, University of Göttingen, Germany

Photo: Jan Simane

Jan Simane

Kunsthistorische Institute, Florence, Italy

About OCLC membership

All libraries—both OCLC members and non-member institutions—within the EMEA region can take part in the OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC). Representatives from OCLC member libraries are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about EMEARC and OCLC governance.